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   2013| April-June  | Volume 1 | Issue 2  
    Online since August 14, 2019

 
 
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Antibacterial effect of kutaj bark (Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall.) with respect to Enteropathogenic Escherichia Coli (EPEC)

April-June 2013, 1(2):61-65
As stated in Ayurvedic texts Kutaj bark mainly useful in treatment of diseases like diarrhoea, dysentery etc. E-coli is most dangerous bacteria causing diarrhoea. Ayurveda has included all the microbes under the heading 'Krimi'. Bhavaprakasha Nighantu affirms, Kutaj bark having Atisaraghna and Krimighna property. Hence Kutaj bark having action on bacteria (Krimi) may have action on Enteropathogenic Escherichia Coli (EPEC) causing diarrhoea. So it is necessary to do the physicochemical standardization of Kutaj bark, to study its antibacterial activity on EPEC (In-vitro), to determine minimum inhibitory concentration of Kutaj bark for antibacterial activity against EPEC. Materials used are self collected sample, clinically isolated EPEC. Method used for antibacterial susceptibility is disc diffusion method. After study result came are, foreign matter is negligible, moisture content is 7.65%, total ash is 4.54, acid insoluble ash is 0.5%, water soluble ash is 5.67%, water soluble extract is 32.35%, alcohol soluble extract is 31.40%. Kutaj bark shows the antibacterial activity against EPEC in methanolic extract having MIC value 2.0gm/10ml.
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Effect of guduchi satva in functional menorrhagia

April-June 2013, 1(2):56-60
Menstrual problems are one of the commonest presentations to the physicians. The understanding of the physiological spectrum of menstruation is essential to tackle such problems. Menorrhagia is defined as cyclical bleeding occurring at normal interval but bleeding is either excessive in amount or duration or both. Functional Menorrhagia is a such condition in which no any organic pelvic pathology can be found with excessive amount or duration of menstrual bleeding. Guduchi is such drug, which has been described in various books of Ayurveda for this type of bleeding. Aim of present work is to see the effect of Guduchi in functional menorrhagia. Total 20 cases were selected for the present study and treated with Guduchi satva 1gm. B.D with milk two times daily for three consecutive cycles.70% of women were cured & 20% improved. Guduchi Satva is very effective drug for functional menorrhagia by curtailing both duration & amount of menstrual bleeding.
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Therapeutic emesis (Vamana) – management of Shētapitta – A case study

April-June 2013, 1(2):95-98
45 years aged male with round erythematous itching patches diagnosed as “Sheetapitta” (Urticaria) and treated with Sadyah snehana and Mdanaphala Vamana Karma after conducting pre procedures of Vamana. The patient vomited 6 times a total content of 3800ml against 2500ml of input. At the end of the Vamana, Pitta is vomited. After an hour the Vamana karma patient got relived of presenting complaints. The erythematous itching patches are disappeared and patient is comfortable. The Madanaphala therapeutic emesis (Vamana Karma) is a safe Ayurveda Panchakarma protocol to eliminate kapha accumulated either by pathological condition or dietetic mismanagement from stomach.
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An important drug of Ayurveda - Sesamum indicum linn

April-June 2013, 1(2):81-83
Sesame (SesamumindicumsL) seeds may be the oldest condiment known to man. They are highly valued for their oil which is exceptionally resistant to rancidity. “Open sesame”—the famous phrase from the Arabian Nights—reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity. In fact, its history as a medicine goes back 3600 years to Egyptian times where it was listed in the scrolls of the Ebers as a favored medicine. Also, women in ancient Babylon were believed to use a mixture of honey and sesame seeds (halva) to prolong youth and beauty, and Roman soldiers ate the mixture for strength and energy. Ayurvedic knowledge says that the sesame's (Til) survivor nature imparts a special strength to those who use it for medicine. Ayurveda knows sesame as a strengthener. Its luscious, unctuous nature fortifies immunity, protects those with debility, and deeply feeds bodily tissue.
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Antigen antibody reaction under the influence of magnetic field

April-June 2013, 1(2):66-68
Magnet therapy can be one of the prime medical tools of the next millennium. How static magnet can benefit to your health. It is clear from a number of studies that static magnet can alleviate vascular disorder such as edema, but that isn't the only way magnet therapy can assist in the healing process by any means. Neurological diseases represent a class of disorder among the most difficult diseases to deal with. Hippocrates himself even said the same. Yet this kind of problem has grown exponentially during this century, so that Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, arteriosclerosis cerebri and migraine have added to the increasingly common neural diseases arising from the way we live. The study was carried out in the Department of physiology. This study includes 30 subjects in the age group of 20 to 30 years of either gender. The blood sample was collected in bottles after the consent of the subjects. The reaction of blood group of antigen with antisera containing antibodies will be observed the effect of magnetic field. The exposure of Magnetic Field was observed change in antigen–antibody activity in vitro and may accelerate the reaction in between them.
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Pharmacological profile of Enicostemma littorale: A review

April-June 2013, 1(2):84-87
Enicostemma littorale is growing widely throughout the Indian spacialy in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan.. In the Traditional system of medicine (TCM) like Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani, medicinal uses have been described as it is works in disease of every system. Swertiamarin, gentiocrucine, enicoflavine, apigenin, genkwanin, isovitexin, swertisin saponarin, ophelic acid, heptacosane, oelic acid, gentianine, and alkaloids are mainly believed to be responsible for its wide therapeutic actions. It is used as antioxidant, antimicrobial, antidiarrheal, anticancer, antidiabetic, antihypertensive and hepatoprotective agent. The present article attempts to provide comprehensive information on pharmacological properties of Enicostemma littorale for further research.
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Management of Hepato- splenomegaly – A case report

April-June 2013, 1(2):88-91
Splenomegaly is indeterminate in extremely interior forests hamlets of South India and also at village level. Usually many pathological conditions imply to bring the graveness in due course. If the proper attention is paid to notice in time, the condition is well managed with traditional time tested Ayurveda medicines viz. Yakrutpleehari Loha and Kumaryasava in short time effectively. The patient recovered in 10 days prescription of these medicines and the LFT is expressive as normal. All the presenting symptoms were disappeared with in 10 days.
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Chronic non-healing diabetic foot ulcer treated by indigenous drugs

April-June 2013, 1(2):92-94
A chronic wound management is a very challenging problem inspite of all modern tools in our hand. Many factors are responsible for non-healing like Diabetes, Hypo-proteinaemia, Deficiency of Vitamins, minerals and other immunecompromising conditions. In Ayurveda, Madhumeha, Kushta, Kshaya, Vishjushti and repeated trauma are the factors which retard the healing of wound. Sushruta also mentioned these non-healing ulcers with the name of “Dushta Vrana”. He mentioned that a wound having black/red/yellow/white colour, full of slough of necrosed muscles, vessels, tendons etc. having multiple tracts or pockets, unpleasant look and odour with severe pain, burning, suppuration, redness, itching, oedema, complicated with resides all around discharge of vitiated blood in it and the vrana is of very chronic nature. Leech application and Aloe vera with Apamarg Kshar for local application provide encouraging results in the management of chronic ulcer.
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Healing heart with mind

April-June 2013, 1(2):102-104
Attaining and sustaining good mental health is just as vital as other factors, such as exercise and diet, in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, the relationship of our emotions and psyche to heart disease is intriguing. Ayurveda is not simply only a healthcare system but a form of lifestyle adopted to maintain perfect balance and harmony within human existence. The Ayurvedic approach to life requires listening to and addressing the unique needs of our body, recognizing and balancing our mental and emotional states and deepening our connection with our spirituality that are linked to prevent heart diseases. Ayurveda aims at striking at the very root cause of the disease. In this article, an attempt is made to review the Ayurvedic approach of preventive measures to control cardiac disorders by modifying emotional and mental status
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Ageless health & ageless beauty with Jalokavcharan
Surendra Patel
April-June 2013, 1(2):100-101
Jalokavcharana is one of the Raktamokshana types, out of Shodhana Panchakarma prescribed in Ayurveda from ages till today using leech (Jaluka). Now a day the experiences of using leeches in various medical and surgical conditions are increasing. Looking at the surprising results of various complex and complicated conditions, leach therapy attracted the world attention, especially in western hemisphere. It is not only used in maintaining good health but also in beauty care by applying the leeches.
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Keraleeya Panchakarma

April-June 2013, 1(2):98-99
Ayurveda is the ancient Indian way of healing, originated in India sub continent and in practice for more than 5,000 years. Kerala, from west cost of Indian peninsula is the place where Ayurvedic treatment is with profound acceptance from public and Kings practiced innovative and traditional way. The methodologies adopted by Kerala Ayurveda treatments include localization, target oriented external applications. Kerala Ayurvedic treatment not only heals but also rejuvenates (Rasayana) by natural way to refresh the patient. Kerala Government included Ayurveda in Health tourism, which helps in strengthening Ayurveda system and in developing need oriented preventing and curative management modalities.
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Menstrual disorders in working women & its preventive aspect

April-June 2013, 1(2):69-71
Women play multiple roles of balancing between work and home resulting in negligence of their personal health. Tight schedules, deadlines of work, pressure in and out, untimely food, etc. are few reasons to alter life style and cause ailments. Stress at work leads to hormonal imbalances through the hypothalamo-pitutary-adrenal axis, causing alterations in ovarian hormones which may renders a woman susceptible to face menstrual disorders. The other problems to face are - poor quality sleep, pre menstrual syndrome (PMS), dysmenorrhea, intermittent bleeding, increased frequency of menstruation, heavy or scanty menstruation, and irregular menstruation. Ayurveda explains Vata and Rakta are the responsible for this situation. In further the dietetics and regimens too have their impact on contribution of menstrual disorders. A survey was conducted in three groups with relation to working pattern which revealed that average 60% of females from all groups were experiencing menstrual disorders.
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Effect of nilumbu nucifera in phenylhydrazine induced anaemia in rats

April-June 2013, 1(2):76-80
The present study investigate the haematinic activity of an aqueous extract of Nilumbo nucifera leaves on phenylhydrazine induced anaemic rats. Anaemia was induced by an oral administration of phenylhydrazine 10 mg/kg for a period of 8 days. Red blood cell count (RBC), haemoglobin(Hb), and haematocrite (HCT), mean cell haemoglobin (MCH), mean cell volume (MCV), mean cell haemoglobin concentration (MCHC), White Blood cell count (WBC) and Platlet (PLT) were analyzed as indices of anaemia. The Phenylhydrazine induced a significant decrease (P<0.05) in the blood parameters indicating anaemia. The same groups were treated with leaf extract of Nilumbo nucifera (Dose 200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg, orally) and Lauha bhasma (11 mg/kg). The extract of Nilumbo nucifera shows significant (P<0.05) increase in the RBC and Hb, which had been originally decreased by phenylhydrazine administration within one week of treatment. And the results suggested that Nilumbo nucifera leaves have haematinic properties. Extract of Nilumbo nucifera in combination with Lauha bhasma shows significant haematinic activity (P<0.05) as compared to the Nilumbo nucifera and Lauha bhasma alone. This study shows that Nilumbo nucifera have anti anaemic potential and even it gives the synergistic activity with Lauha bhasma.
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Shatavaryadi Ghruta Tarpan on “Computer Vision Syndrome” W.S.R. to dryness of eye

April-June 2013, 1(2):72-75
In 21st century, IT world is developing extensively. People work on computers for hours together, which is affecting their health adversely. Now days many people in the IT professions suffer from IT Syndrome, which affects different parts of body, the eyes are more adversely get affected. Within the IT syndrome, the groups of symptoms related to eyes are specially termed as “computer vision syndrome”. This syndrome present the symptoms-Dryness, Itching, Pain, Redness, Burning sensation, Blurred vision, Discomfort, Photophobia, Excessive fatigue and Headache. Though the syndrome is not described in classical Ayurvedic text but in sushrut samhita the shatavaryadi Ghruta2 Tarpan is quoted as best drug to remove symptom- dryness of eyes. Therefore, hundred patients suffering from computer vision syndrome were treated with shatavaryadi ghruta tarpan (modified). It is observed that Shatavaryadi Ghruta Tarpan is significantly effective on Computer Vision Syndrome symptomatically. It is also observed that the modified tarpan method by using glassless swimming goggles and wheat dough is less time consuming and easy to carry out the treatment.
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BOOK REVIEW
KSR prasad's introduction to the evidence based Panchakarma

April-June 2013, 1(2):54-55
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EDITORIAL
Crossroad philosophy

April-June 2013, 1(2):52-53
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